$15,000 reward offered for info about murder outside River North nightclub

Chicago — A $15,000 reward is being offered for tips that help Chicago police crack the case of a quadruple shooting that left a man dead outside a River North nightclub in November. Cook County Crime Stoppers announced the reward, which is active for 60 days, on Saturday.

Arsen Solaqa was fatally shot outside Hush nightclub in River North. | Cook County Crime Stoppers; Google

Witnesses reported that a large group began fighting in the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue after being ejected from Hush nightclub, 311 West Chicago, around 2 a.m. on November 6. Two people in the group started shooting, and a security guard from the lounge also returned fire, police said.

The Chicago Police Department forced the club to close a couple of days later under the city’s summary closure ordinance.

Arsen Solaqa, 30, was killed, and three others were injured, including the security guard, who police said was shot in the arm. Solaqa’s wife gave birth to their daughter about two weeks later.

Crime Stoppers is offering its reward specifically for information that leads to the indictment or conviction of the persons responsible for Solaqa’s death.

Tips can be submitted anonymously at 800-535-STOP or via email at TIPS@cookcountycrimestoppers.org

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